For spectacular pitches like pro bowlers, technique will be the key to bowling. However, understanding the basics LANE – BALL – KEGEL- OIL PATTERN AND GAME is essential for the bowler. Before playing, the bowler needs to understand the concepts of lane, ball, Kegel, oil pattern and game.
Lane is made of shockproof material and has a fairly flat surface. A runway should only have a maximum of 3 bowlers thrown. On the lane, there are different lines and markers:
- Horizontal lines are prohibited from touching the ball
- 7 arrows are divided into different distances
- Kegel ranks from 1 to 10
Bowling ball is made from hard material. The ball has different weight and color and the ball has 3 holes for the finger to hold. Keeping the ball properly, to give the most accurate pitch is what the bowler needs to pay attention to.
Kegel is made of quite durable material, has the same size and is automatically folded on the runway. Each kegel has a unique numbered position according to its number.
A game has 10 frames. Each frame, the player is thrown 2 times, except the last turn. In 1 game there will be 2 cases: STRIKE and SPARE. STRIKE is the case of a bowler throwing 10 kegels from the first time. SPARE is the case of the bowler after two new throws. When the bowler reaches both STRIKE and SPARE, the bowler will gain points.
Understanding the amount of oil used on the lane is also the way the Bowlers hold the victory in their hands. Each center will have different usage of oil level. And the impromptu oil technician will also create and create a new level of oil. However, there are basically 4 types of oil:
- Forward: Spread towards the player slowing down the ball.
- Reverse: Spread towards the battery to increase the speed of the ball.
- Combined: Create a thick layer of oil as the background for the ball.
- Buff: A buffer before the ball rolls to the oil-free position to prevent the ball from being hooked early. Because when this thin layer of oil is peeled off, it will cause the ball to hook sooner.